Newborn Italian National Airline Heads Toward Privatization

The Italian government recently approved the decree for a new path to be taken by the newly formed Italian national airline, ITA Airways. Currently, the airline is 100% owned by the Italian state, specifically the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. However, the future of ITA Airways will be privatization.…

Lufthansa, MSC Group Interested In Majority Stake of ITA Airways

After years of being eschewed like a pariah by all major players in the commercial aviation arena, ITA Airways s.p.a — the airline that was born from the ashes of chronically loss-making Alitalia — has received an expression of interest for ownership of a majority stake by two large companies.…

Austin Welcomes New Airlines, Prepares for Record-Breaking Capacity

Austin landed another high-profile route this week when Virgin Atlantic announced its plans to connect the Texas capital with London Heathrow. The new year-round service will commence on May 25 and operate four times weekly. This marks the first new U.S. route for Virgin Atlantic since 2015. The airline currently…

ITA Airways Eyes Likely Agreement with Lufthansa As Delta Watches…

Though its operations first started less than three months ago, ITA Airways has become an airline of great interest both in its home country and around the world. The fact that it is the Italian national airline is a strategic factor both for the company itself and for other European…

How Lufthansa Plans To Tackle 2022 From Key Hubs

Lufthansa has been having quite an exciting year with the miraculous returns of its Airbus A340-600s, Boeing B747-400s and Boeing 747-800s — its iconic quad-jets — as well as exciting services to popular destinations each season and not forgetting having paid off all financial aid from the German government. As…

First Lufthansa Dreamliner To Be Named After Germany’s Capital

For more than 60 years, Lufthansa has had a tradition of naming its aircraft after German cities, but only less than a handful have been given the privilege of being named after the German capital, Berlin. Besides being the German capital, Lufthansa and Berlin have had a long and special…

Lufthansa Cargo Retires Final MD-11 Freighter

Lufthansa Cargo retired its final McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 Freighter on Sunday, marking the end of a 20-year era of trijet operations for the airline. It operated legs to Cairo, Tel Aviv and Chicago before flying its last flight on Saturday, which operated under the flight number Lufthansa flight 8161, a transatlantic…

Lufthansa Adds Four Additional Airbus A350s

The thought of the end of the pandemic brings forth a great hint of uncertainty, and passenger demand remains just as volatile as new waves of infections and border restrictions. As airlines worldwide continue to review their portfolios, some have to consider leasing out part of their fleet to cut…

Lufthansa Cargo Welcomes New Freighters, to Retire Last MD-11F

In service since 1990, the then-modernized long-range, wide-body Boeing MD-11 was mainly known for its iconic tri-engines, winglets and advanced electronic flight instrument system. Despite its lack of commercial success, however, the MD-11 has over time been built mainly for freighter operations, becoming the MD-11F. As the years went by,…